A jury on Thursday found Drew Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
There were loud gasps in the courtroom as the verdict was delivered.
Outside the courthouse, people cheered, the station reported.
A seven-man, five-woman Will County jury spent about 14 hours deliberating over whether to convict a man on a case based solely on hearsay and circumstantial evidence. In the end, the words of Savio’s friends, family and close relations were enough to convince them of his guilt.